• China did not make any headway in animation before 1949. The Wan Brothers' Princess Iron Fan was representative of this period (taking three years, 237 artists and 350,000 yuan to make, "Princess Iron Fan" ȹretold part of the popular Chinese folk-tale Pilgrimage to the West). 

    China entered a golden era of animation between the 1950s and the 1980s. Large number of folklores and literary works were adapted into films. Most films are made just like Chinese ink & brush painting, paper-cuts or wood-block works.

    Many popular films emerged during this period, such as "Scatterbrain and Crosspatch" (1962) (video) and "The Buffalow Boy's Flute" (1963) ѡ. Only in the decade between 1949 and 1959, the Shanghai Animation Film Studio produced nearly 100 films. Roughly estimated, since China's animation made its debut on the world movie circle, it has won 57 international awards and more than 200 local prizes. Its unique artistic style is known as the "Chinese School" worldwide.

    "Little Tadpole Looking for Mummy" (1960) С衷- The film won best animation movie in the first Chinese Hundred Flowers Awards. Established in 1962 by the Popular Movies magazine, the awards, an annual event, are decided by the number of votes submitted by the general public.

    "Uproar in Heaven" (1961, 1964) 칬won the best animation film in the second Hundred Flower Awards and is regarded as one of the most successful animations for it creates a cartoon hero Sun Wukong (monkey king) which has become a household word in China.

    "Nezha Conquers the Dragon King" (1979) ߸Ժ, is the first wide-screen animated feature produced in China, wining the best animation film in the third Hundred Flower Awards in 1980. The production of animation was suspended for almost 10 years during the Cultural Revolution. So Nezha's return is of far-reaching importance to China's animation as well as China's cultural circle. 

    "Three Monks" (1980) С, won the best animation film in the first Golden Rooster Awards. Three Monks also won a Silver Bear for Short Film at the 32nd Berlin Film Festival in 1982.

    Venue: CCC Learning Center, Chinese Culture Club, Anjialou, No.29, Liangmaqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China.

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